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Felton posts perfect score at championship

Monday, December 21, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ice skater Taylor Felton of Bainbridge found perfection in early December when she competed at the Indiana State Ice Skating Championship and earned a perfect score and a gold medal in the Beginner Free Skate Test Track.

Topping off the day was her team win. Felton skates with the Indianapolis Skating Club of Indiana, which placed first with 203 points over everyone skating that day.

She also came out of the day with an additional skating coach.

"There is a 1988 Olympic Athlete International Figure skater who has asked to coach Taylor," said Felton's mother Treva Price. "Kim Seybold approached me and asked if we would consider letting her coach Taylor. She and her brother skated in the 1988 Olympics."

Felton's dream is to eventually skate at the Olympics.

She spends at least two weekends every month skating at the Carmel Ice Skadium.

"She only gets to skate every other weekend so we think it's even more impressive that she is doing so well," said Price.

Last year she placed first and gold in the Tony Todd Invitational. Earlier this year she won two silvers and a bronze in competitions.

The Banner Graphic has been following Felton, 12, since last year when she first competed in the Tony Todd Invitational.

She has only been skating for a little over two years.

"She just becomes a completely different person when she skates. She is totally focused," Price said.

Felton will be heading to Memphis next fall to skate in regional competition.

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How cool is this? Way to go Taylor!! Good Luck in Memphis!

-- Posted by Xgamer on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 6:35 AM

I do not know this little girl, but wish her the best in following her dream. Thanks to the Banner-Graphic for publishing this story.

-- Posted by not gullible on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 8:35 AM

This is a wonderful story that I wish more people would make a positive comment about.

Absolutely Awesome job Taylor! Best of luck and thanks for putting a smile on our faces :)

Aim High!

-- Posted by USAirman on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 12:46 PM

This is so great! What a wonderful dream to see coming true or a beautiful young lady.

-- Posted by concern on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 2:07 PM

This is a great story....keep up the hard work Taylor

-- Posted by northcounty08 on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 2:15 PM

Congrats to you, Taylor!! Way to put Bainbridge on the map!!! Especially impressive when you get to spend so little time on the ice. Best wishes in all your future skating endeavors and I'll be looking for your name in future Olympic competitions.

-- Posted by kmr46112 on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 5:52 PM

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